Courts must take the lead in helping society’s most vulnerable populations: juveniles and the elderly. Trends in State Courts 2014 will focus on juvenile justice and elder issues, as well as other topics important to our justice system.

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Trends in State Courts is an annual, peer-reviewed publication that highlights innovative practices in critical areas that are of interest to courts, and often serves as a guide for developing new initiatives and programs, and informing and supporting policy decisions. Trends in State Courts is the only publication of its kind and enjoys a wide circulation among the state court community. It is distributed in hard copy and electronically.

Submissions for the 2014 edition are now being accepted.

Please e-mail abstracts of no more than 500 words by October 15, 2013 to Deborah Smith at Abstracts received after this date are welcome and will be considered for later editions.

Reports are part of the National Center for State Courts' "Report on Trends in State Courts" and "Future Trends in State Courts" series.
Opinions herein are those of the authors, not necessarily of the National Center for State Courts.